2021 has already proven to be an exciting year for train travel. These are just a few of the many possibilities. luxury new sleeper cars in Europe to an all-you-can-drink tequila train in MexicoThe glamour of rail travel has increased (and eco-friendly We all need to rediscover the domestic travel possibilities in our countries.
This new opening of the Rocky Mountains rail line is just one example of the excitement that awaits. This is the first US opening by a luxury Canadian company Rocky Mountaineer, the new ‘Rockies to the Red Rocks’ trip kicked off on August 15, taking passengers on a two-day ride from Denver, Colorado to Moab, Utah – passing through stunning Rocky Mountains and southwest scenery along the way.
The best part? All that beautiful scenery will be visible from the glass-dome roof of the train. You will have unobstructed views over some of the most stunning scenery in America. Every train car has an outdoor viewing platform that allows you to enjoy fresh mountain air.
Rocky Mountaineer is renowned for its super luxurious service – in 2020, the company won a Globe Travel Award for ‘Best Rail Company’ – which includes personalized, at-your-seat meal service and cocktails. The meals are prepared with Colorado bison, farm-fresh vegetables and include collaborations. Desserts are created by Aspen Baking Company. And the route also includes a stop-off at a hotel for the overnight portion of the trip – both so that guests sleep well and so they don’t miss any of that scenery we keep mentioning while traveling in the dark.
Do you want to book your vacation? Two types of services are available on the Rockies to the Red Rocks: SilverLeaf ($1,250 per person) and SilverLeaf Plus ($1,645). All meals, drinks (including alcohol), seating under glass-dome windows and overnight accommodation in Glenwood Springs are included. SilverLeaf Plus includes an extra course at meals, and access to a lounge with a mixologist that makes premium cocktails.
This year, the initial run will last through though November 19. The 2022 season will run for seven more months. It will start next spring. You might have plenty of time for saving up to take on this incredible journey across the west.